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>> can you tell us what the congresswoman's bother said to you and what you said to him? -- father sent to you and what he said -- said to youand -- you and what you said to him. >> he was appreciative that he would have a chance to be with his daughter at a moment's notice. her mother was here as well. the family is gathered. the family is by her side. that is where they need to be. how difficult -- >> how difficult is this date for you? -- day for you? .
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>> yes. il ask the chief to go into what he knows about the sheriff's office press conference. that was apparently just held. >> thank you, sheriff. >> mayor, you know (inaudible) to the congresswoman? >> i don't have information on that. we don't have information on that. as far as the sheriff's office, the press conference was held. and they will have another press conference tonight. they will put out that information to media outlets. >> is there anything out there?
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>> there is nothing that the sheriff indicates that's an issue. but obviously we take all precautions. >> right now you think it's one shoot shooter? >> that's something that will have to be answered by the sheriff's department. we have officers to provide security but no lock-down. >> we have another speaker, president shelton of the university of arizona. >> we leave this and go to the latest briefing of the county sheriff's department, live on c-span. >> the events that happened today -- this is a sad day for tucson and for the family, for the friends and all the victims of this horrendous, horrendous, senseless, unbelievable crime. it's a sad day for america.
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first if we may, i am going to provide with you some of the details of what happened. kind of a thumbnail sketch. and then we have the person in charge of the f.b.i. for the state of arizona. nate (inaudible), the last guy was (inaudible). we have nate. this is a day of personal sadness for many of us in this room. people like dr. (inaudible) the seventh surgeon general of the united states, and a deputy for some 25 years. he will follow nate, and answer any questions that you may have referenced medical issues. this morning around 10 a.m., congresswoman giffords was
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having a townhall type of meeting outside of kind a strip mall, outside of safeway grocery store. there was no indication of any problems. but at about 10 minutes after 10, a gunman approached and started shooting. congresswoman giffords was shot once in the head. she is still alive. and the surgeon in charge is cautiously optimistic that she may survive. five people were killed. one of whom, two were personal friends of mind, including congresswoman giffords. one being a federal judge, john
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roll, who this morning got up like every saturday morning. went to mass, because he knows gabrielle very well, and decided to come around the corner and say hi. unfortunately he was in the wrong place in the wrong time. i never had met a more sincere, fair-minded, brilliant judge or any judge for that matter for my whole life. john roll was on the federal bench and then a prosecutor and we have the county prosecutor, one of the finest human beings i have known in my life. he was a frequently attendant at daily mass at cathedral. and this morning he went to mass, and was going to go home and do the floors, which he
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always does on saturday. congresswoman giffords was an incredibly gifted legislator. she still is. she's one of the nicest human beings that has ever been planted on this earth. not only brilliant, she's works from dawn to dawn, basically. and she cares about what really happens in this country. she's not about democrats or republicans, she's not about politic. all she cares about is the united states of america. and today, i want to tell you, i hope that all americans are saddened and as shocked as we are. and i hope that some of them, or most of them, are as angry as i am and a lot of us are. and i think it's time as a country, that we need to do a
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little soul searching. because the rhetoric that we hear day in and out from people in the radio business, and some people in the tv business. and what we see on tv and how our youngsters are being raised. that this has not become the nice united states of america that most of us grew up in. and i think it's time that we do the soul searching. two brave individuals at this crime scene tackled the suspect. he was a white male, 22 years old, and at this point we are not able to divulge his name. he's got kind of a troubled past, i can tell you that. and we are not convinced that he acted alone. there is some reason to believe
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that he came to this location with another individual. and there is reason to believe that the other individual in some way may be involved. i know all that doesa pique your curiosity but based on the advice of legal counsel we can't give more. we would like to find this person and have pictures and hope to provide the public with that. at this point i will turn the microphone to nathan gray, the f.b.i. representative for arizona. and i would like to thank all the federal agencies, all the public safety agencies, the fire, the police, the medical people that have responded to this. and just incredible,
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professional fashion. we are overwhelmed by the professionalism exhibited by the agencies involved to come together to work this very sad case. thank you. >> thank you, sheriff. first and foremost i would like to express my deepest condolences to the families and friends affected by today's tragedy. i would like to express my condolences to the families of john roll, chief judge of arizona, and representing gabrielle giffords. our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved. the f.b.i. is working in every aspect in this joint investigation. and utilizing all resources necessary to ensure that those responsible are brought to justice. i would like to thank our federal, state and local
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partners who have played such an important role in today's events. and those efforts continue. as this is an ongoing investigation, it would not be prudent to comment above any details discussed by the sheriff. as new details are provided, we will provide those. the events today not only affect the citizens of arizona and the families involved but touch those in the united states, thank you. >> i can tell you there are 19 victims in this case. five of whom are dead. one including a nine-year-old girl. six? we now have six deceased?
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>> no. >> i think you heard that we have six victims that are deceased. so if you have any questions at this point, we will try to answer them as best we can. but keep in mind as stated, it's very difficult for us to talk about judiciary issues. we have state crime involved and legal experts for the guidance. but to talk about specifics will be difficult. if you have questions? >> do you believe that congresswoman gifford was the first person shot? >> i don't know the answer to the question if she was the first person shot. but yes, i think she was the target. >> has she received threats
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recently? >> i am not aware of any public officials that have not received threats. she had two unfortunate incidents consider in a victory campaign. she had a situation where someone in an angry audience dropped a weapon out of their pants. and had an incident at the same time where windows were broken out of her headquarters. we understand at her headquarters now, that there is a suspicious package that is being investigated. >> have you said anything about (inaudible)? >> i can tell you this, that the 22-year-old individual does have a criminal background. and there are reports that he
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was a pima college student and there were some difficulties with him. but again i would like to say, when you look at unbalanced people, how they are, how they respond to the response coming out of the mouths of tearing down the government. the anger. t the hatred, the bigotry in this country is getting to be outrageous, and unfortunately, i think that arizona has been the capital. we have become the mecca for prejudice and bigotry. >> (inaudible) was this related? >> all i can tell you that there is reason to believe that this individual may have a mental issue. and i think that people who are
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unbalanced are especially victim. >> (inaudible). >> i cannot. as i understand it, no one at this point is in a life-threatening situation. >> (inaudible). >> two have not been identified. >> sheriff, were all shot? or were some injured in panic? >> no, they were all shot. >> do you have the names? >> we have some of the names that we can release. some of the families have not been appropriately dealt with at this particular point. but staff has the names, ages and so forth of the victims. >> you said that there were 19 victims. were all 19 shot? >> yes. >> what was the weapon? >> it was a semi automatic weapon. >> (inaudible).
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>> we will not get into the specifics but a semi automatic pistol. >> (inaudible) background? >> no, at this point we are not able to go into the specifics of the background? >> the other person that you mentioned? >> pardon? >> the other suspect is he a shooter? >> no. >> (inaudible) in the parking lot was that elevated? >> i don't think so. >> (inaudible). >> he's in the custody of the pima county sheriff's department. >> who owned the gun? >> we are not able to go into the specifics of those issues at the moment. >> sheriff, any plan was the federal employees in the area? >> no, but it's not unusual for all public officials to get threats constantly. myself included.
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and that's the sad thing going on in america. soon we won't be able to find reasonable, decent people to subject themselves to serve in public office. >> (inaudible). >> there was no security. >> (inaudible) shooter. >> i don't have them. do we have them? we don't have them here. but we know who they are. >> sheriff, it was said earlier, if i heard right. that was attack was caught on videotape from the store. can you confirm that? >> right now we are not able to go into that specific information. >> is that correct though? >> can you talk about the returning of fire (inaudible)? >> there was no exchange of gunfire. >> the shooter (inaudible)? >> there was none. but it wasn't the press conference. this was a townhall, informal meeting out doors. >> did the mall or store have an
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officer present? >> not to my knowledge. but that's not unusual. >> sheriff, do you know what the shooter was saying? >> based on our investigation, we don't have any specifics about what he might or might not have said. >> (inaudible). >> no, i can't. >> sheriff, how long do you expect that to be locked down the way it is? >> i don't know, we still have a lot of work to do there. >> (inaudible) involved in the case? >> don't know where he's headed. don't know who he is. >> do you know if he's a male? >> whose mic that was, i am sorry. we know that he is a male, yes, sir. >> the other individual. >> pardon?
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>> the other individual, that was possibly with the shooter. >> (inaudible) i will be 75 next week and my hearing is not very good. >> are you sure that the other individual is a male? >> yes. >> (inaudible)? >> i am not in liberty to go into that. but obviously we are pursuing this aspect of the investigation aggressively. and if there is a point in time to release the information, we will do that as soon as possible. >> (inaudible). >> i don't know. >> has he made any statements? >> no. >> (inaudible). >> it's happening as we speak. that's all i know. the tucson police department issiis
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handling it? >> (inaudible). >> i know he's invoked his rights. >> (inaudible). >> i am not at liberty to say. >> do you have the identity of this other person? >> we have an individual that we are actively in pursuit of. but i can't tell you who he is at this point. >> (inaudible) two individuals that tackled the suspect. can you say with certainty had they not done that (inaudible). >> at this point i don't know if he had the ammunition in the gun or not. he did. he probably would have shot other people if not tackled by two people. >> (inaudible). >> no. >> do you know how many rounds were shot? and can you take us through what happened in the sequence of events. how the townhall was occurring and the people in line with
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gabrielle (inaudible). >> no, i say it was a very informal thing that was just started. and he ran into the crowd. and when he got to her, he started shooting. wound up shooting 19 people. >> (inaudible). >> i am not at liberty to talk about evidence at the moment. >> suffheriff, can you talk abo the (inaudible)? >> as i understand it, there was contact with the individual where he made threats. >> to her? >> no. >> (inaudible). >> i am not at liberty to express that. >> (inaudible). >> to kill. >> (inaudible). >> seven minutes long, yes, sir. >> you mentioned there were other rounds. do you know if he was planning to kill himself. >> we think that may have been a possibility.
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>> is that (inaudible)? >> i do not know the answer to that. >> how many shots? >> do not know the answer to that. >> so you are looking for (inaudible) and say he's white? >> he's white. >> do you know approximately his age? >> probably in his 50s. >> (inaudible) told not to ask for security around (inaudible). >> it was strictly normal procedure. when gabrielle giffords, and i have been to many events with her. there is never security unless advance intelligence that there may be some problem. which there were many during the election. but she goes to four or six or eight events in a day over the weekend. >> security is her choice? >> well, she can ask for security.
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but never have asked and been refused, that i am aware of. >> (inaudible). >> he came by to say hi, he knows her well. >> (inaudible). >> let me repeat, we have two people not identified. and for the sake for the families and people who think they may have friends or relatives that may fit into the category of deceased. it's not appropriate for me to say. >> did you say you could identify? >> we have names of some families notified. and those are available after the conference. >> do we know (inaudible) or people in the audience (inaudible)? >> we have it but not releasing it at the moment, for the reason i said.
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>> about the nine-year-old girl, was she with the parents in the audience? was she a relative to mrs. giffords? we don't know why she was there, may have been walking by. >> this has been a chaotic scene, as you can imagine. the people that are injured or killed, and have gone to different hospitals. and we are doing the best we can, and when we get the information that can be released. it will be released. a lot is available now. >> (inaudible). >> i am not at liberty to talk about that. >> (inaudible) public officials? >> i am not at liberty to talk about that. >> (inaudible). >> those are issues that will have to be decided on a case-by-case basis. >> (inaudible) townhall
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(inaudible) the other day, and now this. any precaution (inaudible). is there (inaudible). >> not that we are aware of. that we are seeing right now. >> of what you did have, do you know how many rounds it had the capability of holding? >> substantial number. >> any idea (inaudible)? >> they already know (inaudible). >> did what? >> had an extended (inaudible). >> you know how many rounds? >> we are not going to discuss it. >> (inaudible) disciplinaries problems? >> he was as i said a subject of some police interest in the recent past. >> do you believe that (inaudible)? >> i don't have any reason to
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believe that. >> (inaudible). >> well, we have a number of federal agencies their chiefs are here in the audiences. we have had atnf and d.a. and i.c.e. and u.s. marshall and their representatives are here today. >> sheriff (inaudible). >> i am not a psychiatrist. but i have no reason to believe that the person was insane. was he unstable? i would agree with that. >> (inaudible). >> pardon? >> (inaudible). >> i can't talk about that. >> (inaudible) law enforcement on the scene? >> within a few minutes. >> (inaudible) are they looking for a suspect or person of interest? >> he's a person of interest at the moment. >> was that person related to him? >> we don't know who he is. >> there was a possibility of
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attack in the congregation (inaudible)? >> we don't know. he's not talking and we have a lot of work to do. >> sheriff, how many people were (inaudible)? >> i think roughly two or three dozen people. >> (inaudible). >> five. >> all the the scene? >> yes. >> (inaudible). >> a nine-year-old girl died. >> five were killed at the scene and one died at the hospital. >> did he have a car? >> we don't know. >> how long before the paramedi paramedics? >> i imagine, they are right around the corner, almost immediately. >> (inaudible). >> don't know. >> were all the people shot in attendance (inaudible)?
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>> don't know the answer to that. >> (inaudible) lock-down, talk about that. >> i don't know the answer to that. but captain nano, in charge of the division for the pima county sheriff's department with give you more specifics. >> what is your first name, captain? >> chris. >> nanos. >> n-a-n-o-s captain, i am in charge of the division in the sheriff's department. if i might add, we are joined with the f.b.i. on this case. and the local agencies, and all of them have assisted us.
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we appreciate their efforts and they are continuing to assist us. and that includes the fire department and their medical teams too. it's joint. >> the nine-year-old, she died at the hospital? >> yes, sir. >> was she air lifted? >> i don't know how she was transported but passed args away at the hospital. >> (inaudible). >> we don't know that, all deceased have been notified and working on next of kin, and can't identify. >> who was the first person shot today? >> that i don't know that yet. we will look at it. we have interviewed a number of witnesses. we still have to interview a number of victims at the hospital. we haven't had an opportunity to talk to those people yet.
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it would be pure speculation. >> why was judge roll? >> i am sorry. >> why was judge roll? >> i don't know those things. >> how about the suspect and his family? >> i believe we are in touch with family members but don't know the specifics. >> (inaudible). >> very close. >> (inaudible) trained. >> i can't get into those specifics. i wish i could. >> (inaudible). >> no sir, i do not. >> his previous contact was police, was he arrested? >> the previous contact with police that we know of, we are still looking at. we don't have a lot of information to those things. >> were there any kind of (inaudible) vandalism that occurred (inaudible)?
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>> i am unaware of that incident as well. i would have to say no at this point. >> (inaudible). involved or just the range of shooting that happened to be where it was going on at the time? >> if i were to speculate a guess, i would probably be wrong. i suggest that we let the investigation work through it. ok, we have answered all the questions we will answer for now. we will be available tomorrow morning at the pima county sheriff's department. to provide you with any additional information that we have. (inaudible). >> no. >> will dr. carmon. >> dr. carmona is here to answer any questions about this case. and he can come to the
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microphone now. let me say this, people tend to poo-poo what people do and making a living of doing that. that may be free speech but not without consequences. >> (inaudible) talking about motive, how do you think that is what caused it? >> you don't. >> like the sheriff, i am deeply hurt and disturbed. some of the these people were my friend, congresswoman, i worked with her for years. and the judge i knew well, i worked with him. and this is a painful time for all of us. as the f.b.i. and does the sheriff said, our hearts are bleeding now. for them and the families and for the others injured. this is a terrible tragedy and
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in all of my years as a trauma worker, i haven't seen this in a commke ours. but i will tell you because of the bravery, and the men there that stopped this from happening. and the response by the medical system and the law enforcement, more was averted. and something that we train on for a regular basis, and the officers practice that to a regular basis. and look for the worse-case scenarios and challenge themselves like this. and today they came together to surge and meet the needs of the community. people were evacuated quickly and our hospitals did extraordinary work in triaging.
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and dr. rhee, a director, did a fantastic job. they were operating like a casualty hospital and dr. rhee has worked in combat. and has seen this before. and i spent time with him and it was a smooth, operating system. and you can be assured that the response was extraordinary, and served the public well. and catastrophe was averted and lives were spared but still in a great deal of pain and suffering because of what happened today. >> (inaudible) congresswoman's condition (inaudible). >> congresswoman is in critical condition. i have spoken to the trauma chief. she's got a severe wound. but he's cautiously optimistic.
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but to see how she is after the surgery, and could need more surgery. and complications can occur after this. and she's in our thoughts and prayers and we are hoping the best forever her. and i have taken care of a lot of people like this before. i know how difficult a path is to recovery. >> (inaudible). >> as i said, the surgeons i spoke to are cautiously optimistic. i wasn't the surgeon. i am aware of the surgery and the cti. with guarded optimism, i hope she will survive. but it's a devastating wound. >> (inaudible). >> i won't go into that. as said this is still investigated. and in general she's severely
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injured. and you will get to talk to the physicians who cared for her tomorrow. my point is to tell you that your emergency medical system came together and did a great job. and took care of business that was unprecedented in this community. and we are fortunate to have a great trauma team at unc and to the hospitals and transferred them. that's the specifics i can comment on. >> (inaudible). >> again i will not get into the specifics of what she did or didn't do. suffice it to say it was a severe injury. and her physicians took care of her and monitoring her closely. >> need more surgery; right? >> in these cases sometimes more surgery is needed. and that will be determined as they observe her care over the
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next days and weeks. >> why would she need more surgery? >> there are a lot of reasons, a lot of complications that can happen. and to discuss conjecture, i hope that nothing happens and she improves from her injury. >> (inaudible). >> that's hard to say, when she wakes up and they will evaluate and so on. >> (inaudible). before the shot (inaudible) and did it go in. >> again, because this is still a case on investigation by the sheriff's department and f.b.i. i won't comment on the wound but suffice to say she has a head wound. again i won't comment on the specifics. the wound we are concerned with is a head wound. >> ok, thank you very much.
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>> getting the latest from the pima county sheriff's department. confirming that six people were killed in an event hosted by representative gabrielle giffords in tucson today. sheriff said that it looked like she was the target of the attack. a judge friend, john roll stopped by to say hello, and he was killed along with a nine-year-old girl. saying that of the suspect they are not sure he was working alone. and the sheriff would not release the name of the suspect in custody. he's been identified by other
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sources as 22-year-old jared laughner, meanwhile president obama made comments and show those remarks now. >> as many of you are aware. earlier today a number of people were shot in tucson, arizona. including several who were meeting at a supermarket with their congresswoman, gabrielle giffords. we are still assembling all the facts. but we know that representative giffords was one of the victims. she's currently at a hospital in the area, and battling for her life. and we know that at least five people lost their live in this
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tragedy. among them were a federal judge, john roll, who has served america's legal system for almost 40 years. and a young girl that was barely nine years old. i have spoken to arizona's governor, jan brewer, and offered the resources of the federal government. a suspect is in custody but we don't know what provoked this unspeakable act. and an investigation is underway, and under my direction we have more going to the area and i have spoke to the leaders of the house. gabby giffords was a friend of mine. she's not only an extraordinary public servant but someone who is warm and caring. she is well liked by her
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colleagues. and well liked by her constituents. her husband, mark kelly, is a navy captain and one of america's valuable astronauts. and it's not surprising that gabby was doing what she always does,i does, listening to the hopes and concerns of the neighbors that's what our democracy is about. and this is a tragedy for arizona and a tragedy for our entire country. what americans do at times of tragedy is come together and support each other. so at this time i ask all americans in joining me and michele in keeping all of their victims, including gabby, in our thoughts and prayers. those who are injured, we are rooting for them.
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and i know that gabby is as tough as they come. and i am hopeful that she will pull through. obviously our hearts go out to the family members of those who have been slained. we are going to get to the bottom of this. and we are going to get through it. but in the meantime i think all of us need to make sure that we are offering our thoughts and prayers to those concerned. thank you. >> the governor of arizona, jan brewer, also made remarks about the shootings earlier today. >> good afternoon. all of arizona is shocked and deeply saddened by the horrific tragedy that transpired this morning in tucson. i have been in contact
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throughout the morning with law enforcement officials as well as mayor walkup and just a short while ago the president of the united states. the president conveyed his heart felt sympathy and to convey that justice is served. i am heart broken. gabby is more than just a colleague, she's a friend. she's always been a noble, public servant and my thoughts and prayers are with the congresswoman and her family, and the staff and their families as well as the other victims of this senseless and cruel violence. i have ordered the flags to be flown at half staff in honor of those who have lost their life today.
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an unbelievable tragedy that the people of arizona experienced today. one of this of course in our worse nightmares we could never imagined could have taken place. i must tell you that a lot of information has been provided to all of you. we are in constant contact with some officials. and we will be kept abreast and we will do what it is that is necessary for us to do. but i will say, i ask the people of arizona and of america, to keep the victims and the families in their prayers. and that pray for their recovery. and pray that we never again and that arizona doesn't have to ever experience a tragedy like this ever again.
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>> (inaudible) relationship, you called her a friend, can you talk about how far back? >> gabby served in the arizona state senate when i was in the office. and have i grown to love her and respect her. and certainly as campaigning statewide, as she campaigned in the southern part of arizona. i campaigned in the same area. not only in the campaign effort, but certainly going down and speaking to different groups. like the red cross and airport and library causes. gabby always showed up. and we were always in austin appearing together on the same stage. and she was a genuine, nice, kind, hard-working servant for the people of district 8.
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always courteous to everyone. she never really played partisan politics. she was serious about what she did. and always concerned with what was good for her district. so you have to admire somethion like that. she's a very gracious elected public servant. >> governor, are you worried about how the state of arizona looks? >> i think it did something that certainly a state would not like to have happen in their state. or tragedies happen. and certainly we know that people should be held accountable and responsible for their actions. and it certainly doesn't show favor on the state of arizona. but we have a lot of good, decent people here. this is one of those horrible
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tragedies that we face. and we need to move on and make sure that those kinds of things don't happen. >> governor, will this change how you (inaudible)? >> it's interesting. i have always been sort of a kind of person that was always with the people. i had an incident when i served on the board of supervisors in marana county, when we had a case and a supervisor was shot. and it was one of those things that we have for whatever reason disturbed people in the community that do terrible, violent things. and sometimes those who serve as elected officials are the target. at that time i was concerned, but i wasn't afraid. and security was beefed up.
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and security was beefed up down here. i believe that government should be open and people should be free access the facilities. i think it's important that i assume in the circumstances we have seen today that the security in some manner will be increased. >> the president (inaudible) what did you tell him? >> the same thing. it was very gracious. it was totally nonpartisan. not political. he wanted to assure me that the president of the united states, what they could do, they would send their resources. they would be there for what was needed. they would be working with my team. i made sure that the numbers were conveyed to their staff. and we would be posted. he indicated that the f.b.i. would be doing the investigation. and we would be in touch. i told to him, i tried to tell
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them and explain to him what a horrible tragedy and a sad day not only for arizona but america. >> have you spoke to family and staff? >> i have not, i spoke with mayor walkup that i believe has spoken with congresswoman giffords' father. and he assured me that he would keep me posted and i spoke to the speaker. but i have not. >> governor, will this have (inaudible) on monday. >> at this point in time we have discussed that. we had just begun the first 10-15 minutes for the activity tomorrow, when we got news that
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this awful thing had happened. and shut it down. and speaking with the speaker i think that this afternoon and early tomorrow morning we will decide what direction we will be going. >> did you work with mrs. giffords on any specific legislation? >> i think i have. i can't think of it right now in regards to it. but i remember being on the floor with gabby, talking about legislation. and just when i became a secretary of state. so it would be something i would have to go back to in my records. >> thank you, governor. >> (inaudible) you were rehearsing? >> no, working on (inaudible). >> speaking about monday (inaudible) tomorrow?
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>> house minority leader, nancy pelosi was scheduled to host her annual new year event today. she also said a word about the shootings in tucson. >> as we gather here this afternoon for our community thank you and happy new year to all of you. it's important for us to acknowledge that today is a very sad day for our country. i am here with my colleagues, congresswoman barbara lee and congressman from california. and we stand before you with the deepest sadness for the act of violence committed against our colleague, gabby giffords. her staff and constituents and now we know a federal judge as well. our prayers and thoughts are
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with all of them. all of their families. congresswoman giffords is a great patriotic american. a representative in congress of a new generation of leaders, patriotic. her husband is a navy captain on the endeavor space flight. her brother-in-law is in space right now. so their commitment to our country is a great one. congresswoman giffords is a strong fighter. and the news as it goes by in the day has improved in terms of her condition. we are all very prayful as we learn more. however there is some loss of life. and with that i would like you to join congresswoman for a moment of silence for those who have lost their lives for their
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families, for the staff of congresswoman giffords as well as her family, in terms of our hopes and prayers. and also as i think all of you, my constituents, lets join in prayer for gabby's constiuents in arizona well, who have suffered a terrible loss today. [moment of silence] >> a local suf sheriff confirmi that six people were killed. mrs. giffords was shot in the
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head and remains in critical condition in tucson. we have news that judge roll was dead at the scene and a nine-year-old girl was killed. in custody is jared laughner, officers are pursuing a second person. the 100th congress began last wednesday, and joe biden held a swearing in ceremony. from the u.s. capitol, this is an hour-and-a-half. >> how are you doing? happy new year. come on, chuck, you cannot change your mind now.
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your family, you got your family, you win a primary. >> and the senator here. >> where? >> here. >> where am i? right here? i have to know where i am. >> don't we all. >> can the family get around? >> yeah, the family -- the second click. the informal/formal thing again. >> you done good. >> please raise your right hand. can we have order in the chamber. do you solemnly swear to support and take this oath and obligation freely without mental reservation for purpose evasion.
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and support the duties that you receive, so help you god. >> i do. >> bring in the crew. come on. >> hurry. >> legacy right here. >> you have a beautiful legacy. nothing until you are 30. all you have to remember. how are you? >> look at these beautiful girls? >> hey, dan, good to see you, man. >> come on, quick. >> how old are you? you are getting old. how old are you, baby. you are old. make sure we can see everyone here. now, come to the front. come all the way around. >> yeah, come on. >> here we go. wait a minute.
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can't block. i can't hear. the big guy up there. now you didn't know that you had a 6'7" grandson, did you. all right, up there? can you see us all? ok. way up there. >> one more. ok, over here, guys. over to the press. >> ok. >> that's all right. >> are you smiling? [laughter] >> all of you, women under the age of 30, no dates until you are 30. [laughter]
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with that said, four years. [laughter] you only have to wait four years. congratulations. >> thank you. >> congratulations. >> thank you. what is your name? you are a fun looking guy, how old are you? is this your sister? i tell you, i think i know where you got them. you have to send a thank you note. congratulations, everyone. >> i go to school where your wife is. >> good for you, man. keep it up, man. don't slow up. ok, i am not sure i will do this one. i am not sure i can do this one. patrick, haven't you learned how to take an oath and a picture at the same time?
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>> no, trust me. if we could ever figure it out. >> who is back there. >> you stand on this mark. there you go. i am standing here. are you ready? please raise your right hand, senator. do you solemnly swear that you will support the constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. and you bear allegiance to the same. and you take this obligation freely without purpose of evasion, and you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office, so help you god. >> i do, so help me god. >> congratulations. >> thank you. >> come on up. get this beautiful family in here. this is patrick. >> hey, patrick, how are you? >> you know who the real patrick
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is? >> hey, baby, how old are you? 17? what is your name? fiona. >> how old are you? >> you are so good. you are three years old. ok. . .
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hell are you? >> i am good. >> it is good to see you. i am sorry. the real boss stands in the middle. we will do you first, and then we will do it again. you have power.
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do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter, so help you god? >> i do. >> at the best united states senator i have ever known. >> look at that. >> it is good to see you. >> put get that boy. >> look at the bat boy. this child has a good blood. ok. we are looking up -- we are
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looking down. looking up top? you have got it. ok. thank you everybody. [laughter] thanks again, dave. i want to tell you something, i never doubted that. hey, chris. hell are you? it is good to see you. >> this is my niece, kim. this is valerie. >> how are you? how are you big guy? five.m
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>> hey. hell are you? -- how are you? what a nice looking man. it is good to see you, pal. welcome. >> would you like to step back here? >> does one of your sisters want to hold the bible. we are going to do a re- enactment. would you raise your right hand, please? do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies,
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foreign and domestic; that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter, so help you god? >> i do. >> i do not doubt it. [laughter] you all have good blood. i tell you what. [laughter] >> let's come up. what do we do? >> pull back.
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>> to m. ito blocking here? >> stay right there senator. >> you stand with me. >> we are going to take this one photograph right now. >> i am blocking anybody? hang on one second. let me get out of here. >> ok. >> hands out of your pockets. >> that is good.
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congratulations, everyone. it is good to see you. thank you. >> thank you. >> congratulations. you are in the middle. there you are. you just hang on. you're going to raise your right hand and put your left hand of the bible. do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter, so help you god?
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>> i do. thank you so much. >> how are you? it is good to see you. it is good to see you, man. how are you? make sure they can see that beautiful child. we are going to look over there and then we are going to look up top. ready? do you need us? future president, right here. better take a picture now before you can say you knew him. [laughter] thank you.
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we are going to have you on that mark. we would do it again. please raise your right hand. do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter, so help you god? >> i do. >> congratulations. hey, dad. come on in here.
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how are you? it is an honor to meet you. >> it is an honor to meet you. >> hi, tyler. how are you? you get right in the middle. >> all right. we are good. that is how i won. it is great to see you guys. i love n.c.. >> thank you. >> how are you?
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do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter, so help you god? >> i do. thank you. it is my pleasure. shot. -- chuck. how are you, buddy?
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do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter, so help you god? >> id. >> congratulations, chuck. >> this is my daughter. >> how are you? how old are you? >> 11. >> it is good to see you. >> this is my brother, bob. >> hi, bob.
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how are you? why don't you get over here? we are looking at that camera out first. -- camera first. unaccustomed as he has made you, you have to look at the press. [laughter] >> who are these people? >> hi. how are you?
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we did this the first time with the whole family. >> you hold the bible. put your left hand on it and raise your right. senator, please raise your right hand. do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter, so help you god? >> i do. >> congratulations. . crew.bring the whole how are you?
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you want to get in next to me. my dad used to say to me, keep your job. it is the only job you have. [laughter] i cannot understand why. it is great to see you. >> it is great to see you. >> i look forward to working to -- i look forward to working with you. it is great to see you. congratulations.
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>> how are you, sir? >> my name is sally. >> you have a great dad and mom. we are going to stand at you right in the middle periods >> i promise you, i did not do it. >> do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter, so help you god?
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>> i will. thank you, mr. vice president. [inaudible] come on up. >> this is a vice president. >> how old are you? >> 6. >> what a beautiful family. what is your name? how old are you? hey, big guy. are you three? that is great. >> we are ready. >> it is good to see you, man.
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he was to go back to the old senator. why do we not all turned around? little guy up in the front. you cannot have a date until you are 30's -- until you are 30- years old. >> then you've got to take your grandfather with you. [laughter] >> thank you. >> thank you. >> this is one of the [unintelligible] >> thank you.
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>> that is a good idea, man. >> he is in charge. >> we will get that done. seriously, that is a great idea. you had the kid's thinking. -- you have that the kid thinking. >> what were you doing? >> we were doing a re-enactment. we put our hand of the bible. >> it is good to see eukaryote congratulations -- it is good to see you.
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congratulations. you are going to hold that. raise your right hand. do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter, so help you god? >> i do. >> congratulations. i love this. i really do. thank you, matt. congratulations. here we go.
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you are going to stand right here. there you go. ok. you're going to put your left hand on that bible and raise your right hand. senator, please raise your right hand. do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter, so help you god? >> i will. >> congratulations. it has been a long record. >> thank you. happy new year. >> happy new year.
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it is so nice to see you. put your left hand on the bible. do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter, so help you god? >> i do. >> congratulations. yes. let's get the family in here.
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how are you doing, buddy. how old are you? how are you? it is good to see you. hey, mattie. how are you? it is good to see you. can we get us all? >> thank you.
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[unintelligible] >> thank you. >> thank you, mr. vice president. >> we are doing the whole thing again. how long have you been married? do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that you take this obligation freely, without any mental
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reservation or purpose of evasion, and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter, so help you god? >> i do. >> ladies, this is joe biden and. >> height. what is your name? how old are you? hey, guys. hell are you? -- how are you? it is good to see you, man. how are you doing? hi, sarah. mom, you get over here. right next to me. remember what i told you last
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time i saw you? no smiling. no, thank you. [laughter] >> thank you. [inaudible] >> all right. congratulations. >> thank you. >> ok.
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we are ready. >> all right. we are going to have you stand in the middle, big guy. we are going to redo the oath. ok? all right. please raise your right hand, senator. do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter, so help you god? >> i do. congratulations. >> how are you, man? it is good to see you.
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you are good-looking guys. what is your name? >> sean. >> hi, sean. how are you? he is a great friend. hi, emily. how are you? >> this is my mother. >> how are you? >> how are you? it is good to see you. all right. here we go. c'mon, dad. we have to get over here.
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>> everybody can see? stand up straight. >> now you guys know what she is effective in the senate, do you not? [laughter] here we go. i think we have one more.
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too legit to quit. [laughter] all right. here we go. you all have good blood [laughter] we take our children's success more importantly than we take our own.
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you'll have to come over to the house. >> we will do it. >> delight did to keep this? >> i do not know. it is probably not big enough. that is great. here we go.
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>> do you want to hold it up? >> i know how to spell your name to begin with. it is getting lower. >> how are you? how old are you? 3? i like your bow-tie, man. [laughter]
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>> this is my daughter. >> it is good to see you. there we go. you can make any speech you want in here. are you ready? ok. senator, would you raise your right hand pydn. do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter, so help you god? and you will follow his speech? >> i do. >> thank you. we live in a two-year old's
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world. we are going to do a picture. will you hold this for me? hey, william. will you hold this? make it quick. >> come over here. >> can you read the letter? >> here we go. >> a, b, c -- >> you did it, man. all right.
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thank you for your patience. i think he wants to speak. >> ok. >> and mr. vice president -- >> thank you. i need to borrow that back, william. you will not give that back to me? i will trade you. here is the deal -- if you can tell me which and it is in, you can have it.
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which hand? >> look at that. >> if it is a net. -- it is a mint. >> thank you. >> sorry to keep you waiting, kimberly. ok, man. i will tell you what. you hold that. put your left hand on it and raise your right hand. raise your right hand, senator. do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation
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or purpose of evasion, and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter, so help you god? >> i do. >> congratulations. >> hi, brittany? how are you? ok. here we go. right there. [inaudible] you are out.
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>> i am alps. out. -- i am >> good for you. >> mr. vice president, thank you very much. >> please raise your right hand. do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter, so help you god? >> i do.
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>> you can take your hand off the bible. [laughter] >> it is nice to see you. >> these are our daughters, mr. vice president. >> how old are you? [inaudible]
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it is a pleasure to meet you. congratulations. i enjoyed this day. >> thank you very much. i look forward to seeing you again. >> thank you. >> hey, chad. how are you? now i know how he did it. congratulations.
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put your left hand on the bible. would you please raise your right hand, senator? do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter, so help you god? >> i do. >> congratulations. hi. how are you? god almighty, i did not see
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that. [laughter] >> thank you. ok, girls. >> why do you not get over there and i will come to you. who else do we have that? are there more families? ok. i want to check these [unintelligible] hey, man. how are you? that is right.
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when you are giving her the spokesman's job, you do not ask for your kitchen table back. [inaudible]
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congratulations. best wishes. >> thank you. >> hello. >> how are you, man? it is good to see you, man. we are going to do this again. dad, you stand right here. put your left hand of the bible and raise your right, senator. do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the
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constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter, so help you god? >> i do. >> thank you, so much. this is my mother and father. >> it is nice to see you, man. hi, dad. how are you? that, you get over here in the middle. mom, you come over here. ok. do you have it? i think you'll have to go the other way.
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thank you, you guys. >> thank you so much. thank you. >> it is a happy day. >> there you go. thank you. hey. how are you. it is great to see you. welcome. we are going to do this again one more time. put your left hand of the bottle and raise your right hand. do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the
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office on which you are about to enter, so help you god? >> i do. >> congratulations. there are so many beautiful children. >> that is my daughter. >> hey, dad. how are you? why do you not get right here in the middle. ok. all right, here we go. congratulations. >> thank you. >> i hope you enjoyed it as much as i did. thank you.
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to is that good looking guy? hey, charlie swan. i am joe biden. how are you? you stand there on that spot. you stand right here in the middle. you are, once again, going to put your left hand of the bible and raise your right hand. please raise your right hand, senator. do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter, so help you god?
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>> i do. >> congratulations, man. thank you. >> if you'd look good with a tie on. come on over here. >> this is my mom and dad. >> you stand where you want, mama. come on, dad. you stand right behind imam. -- you stand right behind mom. to your left. your other left. [laughter]
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how are you, buddy. great to see you. welcome to the senate. hey. are you sure you want to do this again? >> sort of. >> you stand right here in the middle. we are going to have a re- enactment. put your left hand of the bible and raise your right. do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter, so help you god? >> so help me god, i do. >> congratulations. welcome back.
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[inaudible] >> this is my daughter, laura. >> hello, laura. how are you? a lot of senators have cry in this room. do not be a senator. [laughter] are you all ready? very good. >> squeeze in close. >> the camera comes out and he starts crying. i like it. there we go.
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>> is great to see you. >> thank you. [inaudible] anytime the vice president says i am happy to send a thank-you note, you mean big. hey, man. it is good to see. >> this is my wife. >> it is a pleasure to meet you. why do you not stand right there in the middle. we will do a re-enactment. you hold the bible. we are going to reenact the oath for the senator. do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that you take this obligation
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freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter, so help you god? >> i do. >> thank you, man. who are these beautiful children? >> these are my daughters. >> how are you? how old are you? 7 or 17? >> eight. >> he says, "i am getting bored." i want to stand next to you.
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congratulations. pretty girls. no dates until you are 30-years old. [laughter] >> thank you. here we go. we will have you go that way. how are you? it is good to see you. you are going to hold the bottle. -- you are going to hold the
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bible. are you ready? ok. do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter, so help you god? >> i do. >> congratulations. >> thank you. how are you? it is great to see you. hi, jack. hi, theresa. how are you? how are you doing? hey, steve. hi, susan.
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somebody has to get on this side. hi, judy. how are you? mike. that is a different mike. [laughter] you acted like you like me on the phone. [laughter] what is you name? hey, preston. good to see you. we all have to squeeze in. in the balcony.
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you go ahead. tell me when you are done. >> thank you. [inaudible] i hope you enjoyed this day as much as i did. >> thank you. >> congratulations. >> thank you. it is good to see you. it is a pleasure to meet you.
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bill >> thank you very much. this is my wife, cynthia. >> hello, cynthia. you stand right in the middle. you stand on the other side. we are going to do the oath again. raise your right hand. put your left hand on the bible. do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the
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office on which you are about to enter, so help you god? >> i do. >> congratulations. to is this guy? >> i am david. >> hello, david. you can stand next to me.
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>> beautiful family. >> thank you. >> great to see you guys. you must be very proud. congratulations. all right. thank you very much. >> it is a pleasure to meet you. >> thank you.
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[captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2011] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> you're going to stand on that mark right there. that's a hollywood thing. you're going to hold the bible. you're going to raise your right hand. >> do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that you will well and faithfully
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discharge the duties of the office on which i am about to enter, so help you god? >> i do.
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>> what time is it now? all right. good. >> no, i would love to do that. raise your right hand. [laughter]
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>> thank you. come on. he has taken about 4,000 pictures for me.
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>> henry clerics jide. >> good to see you. >> hey, william, how are you?
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my sister, who is smarter and better looking -- we were at what they call a senate reception and there is cameos on the wall of famous people who served in the is that the. i had my picture taken with senators and -- my sister was -- she was standing there by the photographers and i was standing against the wall shaking hands with a senator and all of a sudden, my sister said i got him. she said joe, joe, henry clay. he said next time people make fun of me -- not since henry clay as anyone been elected this
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young? you have to be 30 to be sworn in. you can be elected at any age. the senate cannot swear you in. >> how long did you have to wait? >> i didn't. november 7 was my birthday and november 20 my birthday and november 7, the election. >> henry clay, did he become -- >> wow. >> welcome to the senate. congratulations. i know every senator's family knows -- come on. here is what we're going to do. mom, you stand right in the middle and you stand there and you guys can stand either side of us here. you stand here, big guy. what i'm going to do is have you take the oath again, to reenact
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it. put your left hand on the bible and raise your right. do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter, so help you god? >> i do. >> congratulations. this is the real deal. i admire you. i really do. i never get along with any interest groups in the senate. the alcu defend -- i admire you. >> thank you. >> i appreciate you mean what you say. >> thank you. >> i admire you. >> appreciate it. >> ok.
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we got the whole deal. >> thank you, vice president. >> all right. here we go. congratulations. >> thank you. >> hope you enjoy the senate. thank you so much. >> thanks. >> how are you? hey, mike, again, congratulations, buddy. why don't you stand right there. ok? you hold the bible. we'll do this -enactment. raise your right hand, if you would, please. do you solemnly swear that you
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will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter, so help you god? >> i do. >> congratulations. hey, guys, come on up. who are these good-looking guys? how old are you? >> 15. >> you look like a sister, mop. two of you come on side. ok? congratulations. you must be really proud. it's great day for you all. congratulations. >> thank you so much. >> congratulations.
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>> thank you, honey. how old are you? you know what my dad used to say to us? [inaudible]
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>> who is that beautiful child? hey, kel. >> would you like to say hi to
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the vice president? >> a beautiful child. how old are you, 17? oh, 6! all right. here we go. mom, you're going the stand right there. dad, you're going to be there. we'll re-enact the oath again, if you would. all right. ok. you ready? put your left hand on the bible. raise your right hand, please. do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that
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you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter, so help you god? >> i do. >> congratulations. no surprising me why you won. >> what do you think about all of those cameras? >> at our reception, we had a lot of people from new hampshire, which was great. >> well, congratulations. holler if you need anything. no dates with boys until you're 30 years old. >> i like that. >> i got four granddaughters. beautiful granddaughters. guess what?
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about age 12 [inaudible] >> do you mind if we get one more family shot? >> let's get a family shot. >> they say we're so tired of family shots, mom. >> look at the camera, jakey. >> i said -- [inaudible]
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they said dad, please don't make me stand on the chair anymore and my second one said dad, i don't want to do any more press. it is great working with you. >> likewise. >> last chance to get sworn in. anybody here? all right.
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>> sunday morning on "washington journal" peter wehner and bill press talk about staff changes at the white house and the u.s. economy and then stephen bell discusses deficit reduction. after that, health policy correspondent for n.p.r., julie rogner look at part of the health care law taking place in twounl and why the house leadership wants to repeal the bill. here on c-span. >> i think news organizations have adapted. is it great that we're not -- that overall news organizations probably are not doing as much for news, probably are doing more domestic news. the public bears responsibility
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here too. the public bears responsibility of keeping themselves informed. >> sunday, martha raddatz looks at the wars on iraq and afghanistan on a political, strategic and personal level on c-span's q & a. there is a new way for you to follow congress with c-span's congressional chronicle. track the daily poor timelines, read transcripts. congressional chronicle. it is washington, your way. earlier today, arizona representative gabrielle giffords was shot and critically injured at an event outside a tuscon safe way. she remains in the hospital after brain surgery. in a moment we'll show you a swearing in ceremony held last wednesday by john boehner. here is a look at his meeting
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with representative giffords. >> i know where your district is. >> and the entire swearing in ceremony with elected house members and speaker boehner. they were officially sworn in to office on wednesday from the chamber form. this is two hours.
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>> thank you. thank you.
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>> raise your right hand. >> good job.
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>> you come up here with me. that's it. right there. there you go.
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>> thanks for doing this. there you go.
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>> nicole is from ohio.
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>> you know the drill. >> good luck, mr. speaker.
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>> raise your right hand. there you go.
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>> raise your right hand.
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>> all right.
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>> get over here. get over here. >> how do we do it? >> right hand here. no, left hand here.
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>> i can't see the people in the back.
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>> all right.
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>> all done? >> thank you.
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>> here we go. >> everybody look right here and smile. ready?
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>> thank you.
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>> how are you? left hand here. raise the right.
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>> come up here.
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